By Khaled Al-Mutairi
KUWAIT, April 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announced, Tuesday, the completion of its biofuel project at Al-Ahmadi refinery after the successful launch of the last two production units.
Speaking to KUNA, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Waleed Al-Bader indicated that the coal and naphtha hydro treating units would produce 37,000 and 8,400 barrel per day (bpd) respectively.
The finalizing of the project in Al-Ahmadi refinery is an important step within the biofuel project carried out by KNPC, affirmed Al-Bader, adding that operations to complete the project continued in Mina Abdullah refinery.
Al-Bader said that he was proud of this national achievement despite the trying time in which Kuwait is trying to curb the spread of the menacing coronavirus (COVID-19).
He commended all the technical and professional staff who are pushing forward to realize Kuwait's ambitions.
On his part, the company's Deputy CEO for projects Abdullah Al-Ajmi revealed that upon completion, Al-Ahmadi refinery, consisting of 31 units, would have a production capacity of 364,000 barrels bpd.
Adding the units in Mina Abdullah, the biofuel project will have a capacity of 800,000 bpd, said Al-Ajmi in regards to the project, which cost KD 4.6 billion (USD 14.7 billion).
This is a unique and unprecedented project carried out by KNPC, which managed to expand and develop its refineries to adequately attend to the needs of clients locally and abroad, affirmed the official. (end) km.gta